Craig Mackinlay

Craig Mackinlay JP (born 7 October 1966) is a Conservative Party politician and businessman.[1] Since May 2015, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Thanet.

Craig Mackinlay

Mackinlay in 2017
Member of Parliament
for South Thanet
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded byLaura Sandys
Majority10,587 (21.9%)
Deputy Leader of the UK Independence Party
In office
September 1997  22 January 2000
LeaderAlan Sked
Michael Holmes
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byGraham Booth
Leader of the UK Independence Party
Acting
6 August 1997  September 1997
Preceded byAlan Sked
Succeeded byMichael Holmes
Treasurer of the UK Independence Party
In office
3 September 1993  6 August 1997
LeaderMichael Holmes
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byAndrew Smith
Personal details
Born (1966-10-07) 7 October 1966 (age 54)
Chatham, Kent, England
Political partyUK Independence Party (Before 2005)
Conservative (2005–present)
Spouse(s)Kati Mackinlay
Alma materUniversity of Birmingham

Initially a member of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Mackinlay served as deputy leader of UKIP in 1997,[2] before joining the Conservative Party in 2005.[3]